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Cheese-Topped Guacamole

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Cheese-Topped Guacamole

Cheese-Topped Guacamole
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In this play on nachos, chef Gonzalo Martinez of Casa de Sierra Nevada tops a chunky guacamole with gooey melted cheese. Chef Tip Mild queso oaxaca is the best cheese for melting.


  • 2 Hass avocados, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup(s) finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon(s) finely chopped mint
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup(s) shredded queso oaxaca or Monterey Jack
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, mix the avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, mint, jalapeño and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Melt the cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, pour over the guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.